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“Food is great, service is OK”
Review of Bar Bill Tavern

Bar Bill Tavern
Ranked #2 of 57 Restaurants in East Aurora
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Buffalo, New York
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Food is great, service is OK”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our server was not very attentive or pleasant and there is a log wait on "wing night" but food was great!

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Buffalo, New York
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Wings in Buffalo - Hands Down!”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love chicken wings. Actually, that's a lie. I ADORE chicken wings and have all my life. I was born and raised in Buffalo and have had wings at numerous restaurants in all parts of town. When I met my husband, about twelve years ago, he brought me to Barbill and I was in love immediately. Your wings are not simply deep fried, tossed in sauce in a bucket and thrown on your plate. Each wing is hand-painted with sauce and carefully laid on your plate (singles and doubles are even separated and you're given an equal number of each...seriously!)
The wings are the best. That's all there is to it. My favorites are the breaded Cajun, breaded medium, honey butter bbq and Sicilian. The beef on weck is excellent and be sure to try the waffle fries. My husband's favorite is the Barbill Special; he gets it every single time we're there. The food is worth the wait, and trust me, there'll be one. The place is packed wall-to-wall seven days a week. A few pointers:
-They only take cash
-They're always busy, but your server is doing their best to get to you quickly
-You're better off going for lunch during the week; you won't wait as long.
Don't waste your time with Duff's or Anchor Bar. They don't even compare. Trust this life-long, wing-loving Buffalonian!

  • Visited March 2014
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East Aurora, New York
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best wings, by far!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

They just don't dump your wings in a big bowl of sauce like everyone else's but each wing is individually laid out on your plate and they brush the sauce directly onto the wings so that the sauce doesn't accumulate all that grease from previous wing orders. And most people think that the Anchor Bar or Duffs has the best wings because they never ate wings from the Bar Bill!

  • Visited March 2014
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Buffalo, New York
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious Beef on Weck”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stopped for an early dinner after visiting the Flea Market in Wales this past Sunday. We were lucky to get a table because the place was filling up quickly. We both ordered the 'small' Beef on Weck and waffle fries. The size of the sandwich and amount of beef was quite large for being 'small' and every two bites, we both said, "Wow, this is SO GOOD! The best beef on weck ever!" The waffle fries were tasty, although we couldn't really taste the garlic-onion seasonings that was supposed to be on them. Our sodas were flat and the bartender took them back and apologized. The bar is small & dark and space is quite limited & a bit noisy but the food made up for this. There was quite a long line at the front door waiting for folks to leave so that they could enjoy a meal. We will definitely come here again for a Beef on Weck but perhaps a little earlier to avoid the dinner rush.

  • Visited April 2014
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Brigantine, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Looking for great Wings or Beef on Weck in Buffalo?”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Take a short 6 mile ride just outside of Buffalo into East Aurora NY and you'll find a small gem that locals know to have some of the best of both in the Buffalo area. When they say their wings are Hot they mean it; nice size very meaty wings with plenty of blue cheese and celery to go with it.

The Beef on their Beef on Weck sandwiches is deliciously slow roasted and hand carved as soon as you order it.

In the summer months they offer outside seating too and the inside is relatively small but very lively.

There is no hostess stand just give your name to the bartender when you walk in and you'll be on the list for the next available table. I was in there the weekend of March 22-23rd when the NCAA Basketball Tournament was in town and went on a tip from another former Saint Joseph's Hawk who grew up in East Aurora.

He's not the only one recommending it there were 8 fans of Dayton there in town from Ohio who had friends tell them to check this place out.

A few other things to know - no reservations and no credit cards but an ATM onsite. I saw a lot of people come in and pick up large take-out orders while I was there.

Join the Bar Bill Club and you will get your own personalized mug and for just $1.00 your pick of a great selection of Draft Beers!

  • Visited March 2014
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